Author Topic: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!  (Read 51009 times)

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Re: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!
« Reply #315 on: February 06, 2020, 11:48:18 AM »
Definitely disappointing to date.
Call me a cynic but So Many issues in sport to deal with yet two articles about his business!

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Re: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!
« Reply #316 on: February 06, 2020, 11:58:29 AM »
I rarely read the Irish News but happened to read a copy today. Heaney is a good writer but his article today is a glorified advert for his gym business in Maghera. His sucking up to Rory Gallagher was pathetic and OTT and again clear that its another business move as his gym will be used by Derry players.

Call me cynical but Heaney would appear to be back writing to enhance his own business!

Those were also my initial thoughts. One week is fair enough on his return to journalism but a second consecutive underwhelming column mostly about his gym just looks as though it is a self promotion column. Heaney was a very good writer but hopefully he will return to writing about what he does best which is gaelic football.   
Try writing an article about football in early February.
In his mythical past in the Irish News did he write much of note in winter ? 
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Re: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!
« Reply #317 on: February 06, 2020, 11:58:59 AM »
IN: Sales are falling, lads. Go get Paddy back. 

Paddy, come back. Here’s a wad of notes.

PH: OK, but only if I can constantly refer to my gym in the column.

IN: Deal.

PH: Missus, cancel those flyers.

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Re: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!
« Reply #318 on: February 06, 2020, 12:24:02 PM »
I rarely read the Irish News but happened to read a copy today. Heaney is a good writer but his article today is a glorified advert for his gym business in Maghera. His sucking up to Rory Gallagher was pathetic and OTT and again clear that its another business move as his gym will be used by Derry players.

Call me cynical but Heaney would appear to be back writing to enhance his own business!

Those were also my initial thoughts. One week is fair enough on his return to journalism but a second consecutive underwhelming column mostly about his gym just looks as though it is a self promotion column. Heaney was a very good writer but hopefully he will return to writing about what he does best which is gaelic football.   
Try writing an article about football in early February.
In his mythical past in the Irish News did he write much of note in winter ?

The national Leagues are in full flow so from a games perspective plenty to write about. There is an epidemic of young players on whom county managers are placing way too much in terms of demands. I've heard of a county player recently who travelled to Belfast at 4.30am for a gym session that morning, returned to Belfast and then returned back to his county again that evening for a pitch session. Countless examples of this rat race. Fixtures issue has never been solved and is not getting better. Upcoming congress and presidential race. Loads of issues.

Still much too early to judge but maybe Paddy has just lost his contacts and inside knowledge within gaelic football and will not be able to offer the same insight which he did previously. Hopefully not but time will tell. Whether he is returning because of his passion for writing and gaelic games or simply out of necessity, it will quickly become obvious on the page. 

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Re: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!
« Reply #319 on: February 06, 2020, 12:36:56 PM »
If we were expecting Paddy's new column to be like his old one then we are sorely disappointed.

The IN will be pissed off as they obviously hoped the arrest their drop in sales by taking Paddy back (his old pieces were really good).

The two latest pieces will do nothing to help sales as they are dire

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Re: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!
« Reply #320 on: February 07, 2020, 04:04:37 PM »
If we were expecting Paddy's new column to be like his old one then we are sorely disappointed.

The IN will be pissed off as they obviously hoped the arrest their drop in sales by taking Paddy back (his old pieces were really good).

The two latest pieces will do nothing to help sales as they are dire

Agree. The stuff I read the other day would put people off buying it. It was a blatant advertisement for his own gym. As for the love letter to Rory Gallagher? Another blatant business development tactic. The whole thing was embarrassing for the man.